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Insight-130319: Gun Owners / News Network: Stockton / Three Midsummer Nights

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Insight-130319: Gun Owners / News Network: Stockton / Three Midsummer Nights


Published March 19, 2013


Gun Owners - The role of guns in American society has been hotly debated for years, but the discussion seems to reach a fever pitch every time there's a shocking shooting like the recent school massacre in Newton, Conn. In February, Insight spoke with a variety of guests about gun laws in California and whether they work. After that show aired, we heard from a number of legal gun owners who felt their voices weren't being heard. One of the people we spoke with was Manuel Hernandez, the manager of M&J Gun Trade, a new gun store in the former Cornerstone restaurant building in downtown Sacramento. He invited us to spend a day with him in the store so that we could talk to different patrons. We took him up on the idea and visited the establishment on Feb. 15th. We spoke with a number of different gun owners about why they purchase the weapons and you'll hear from them in this two-part series.

News Network: Stockton - Stockton's aggressive battle to stop violent crimes is gaining results. The city's police department says violent crime has decreased dramatically in the first two months of the year, compared to the same time period last year. We'll discuss this and other issues in Stockton in this week's News Network, including the Brubeck Festival, which is currently underway. Joining us are Capital Public Radio's Stockton Reporter Rich Ibarra and News 10's Central Valley Reporter Tim Daly.

Three Midsummer Nights - The weekend of March 22 to 24 is a busy one for local theater. You could view three seperate productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" if you planned it well. Sierra Stages, Sacramento Theater Company and the Sacramento Ballet all offer their renditions of the popular Shakespearian work. Joining us in the studio are Isaias Acosta from Sierra Stages and Alexander Cain Biber from the Sacramento Ballet who both portray "Bottom" in their respective productions and Christine Nicholson, director of STC's show.


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